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Is It Safe To Use A Whole Bottle Of Flonase
If I have bad allergies, is it okay to use Nasacort (triamcinolone) first part of the day, and then use Flonase at night? In otherwords, is it okay to use both?
Yes, but: Not for a long time, self-medicating for longer periods, even if you follow directions, isn't recommended, ...Read more
I use a bacteriostat in my evaporative humidifier and it says on the bottle it shouldn't be inhaled so how is that safe?
What is the agent?: I agree that the instruction is conflicting. However we do need to know what the agent is in order to assess its safety. There are some bacteriostatic that's safe and others not so. ...Read more
I have albuterol liquid for the nebulizer but it is expired for about a 1yr or 2 is it safe to use still?
Maybe: Even though the label shows expired it is possible that the medicine may still be good espicially if you kept it closed tight in cool environment. If it looks discolored, smells, or tastes bad, discard. ...Read more
I never would: I find that any fragrant material added to vaporizers actually acts as air pollution and often triggers cough and nasal congestion in small infants. While you may fine the fragrance relaxing, the babies nose and airway is very different from yours. Plain water is the best material, along with liberal use of saline nasal wash to clear babies nasal passages. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I bought passionflower drops to try instead of benzodiapemes. However, an ingredient in the drops is grain alcohol. Why and is this bad???
Instead of using listerine due to its alcohol content, is it safe to rinse/clean the mouth with salt? Thanks a lot!
Is it safe to use water based lubricant as a moisturizer for your penis? Would it be safe to leave on throughout the day?
Is it safe to take 4, 000mg of tryptophan every day long term and is it available as a prescription or just otc? Thanks!
Trypothan: Has been touted as a treatment for many disorders, but benefit and efficacy are not proven. Generally, doses are less than 1/10 of what you mentioned. Therefore, there is no data to suggest if that dose is safe, but even much smaller doses have potential toxicity and can interact with multiple medications and supplements. Best to avoid and not get medical info from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more
Is it just as effective to take griseofulvin with a glass of whole milk rather than a meal? (Been taking it at 8.30 so not great time for food)
Griseofulvin: It is recommended that you take it with milk, eggs or fatty food so a glass of milk would be fine. All the best. ...Read more
I recently purchased a store brand allergy relief in a form of capsules. The expiration date is 12/2015. Is it safe to take and is it still effective?
Expired : Drugs may still be effective or inactive due to the disintegration of the chemicals. Since the effectiveness is not certain it is advisable to use non expired drugs ...Read more
I left a 1 gallon bottle of spring water open without its cap for about 20-24 hours. Is it safe to drink the water in that bottle? Is it contaminated?
Possible contaminati: Depends on the environment including temperature, cleanness ...Read more
Your pharmacist: Should be able to tell you if they interact with each other. ...Read more
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I use a toothpaste for sensitivity as my only toothpaste. Is it safe to use this type of toothpaste long-term?on label it says not use over 6 mos.why?
Sensitivity t-paste: I'm not sure why the 6-month disclaimer unless the toothpaste is especially abrasive. Sensitiviy can be caused for different reasons, including worn or fractured teeth or fillings, bruxism ( chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching), gum recession, missing teeth, etc. Schedule an exam with your dentist to,discover the causes of,the sensitiviy and possible treatments. ...Read more
I have a bottle of salicylate acid that expired in Frebruary. It has a crystal substance at the bottom of the bottle. Is it still good to use?
No way.: At the least, it's expired. And worse, it could be that something else got into the bottle and contaminated the medication. Get rid of it. Don't take the chance. ...Read more
Douche Products: The vaginal lining of the pre-pubertal child is much more fragile than after puberty. The lining cells are much thinner(squamous) and the pH is more alkaline resulting in lower resistance to bacteria. Like commercial bubblebath products, these washes are more likely to be very irritating in this age group. There is no physiologic need for such products. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Generally: but hopefully the medicine isn't irreplaceable. Some medicines are just too thick for a thin needle. ...Read more
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